College Admissions Info

mercedesbenj
mercedesbenj
University of California - Berkeley ‘20
BBA, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 supplemental essays
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

Hey guys! Will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall for an intended business major. I'm a pretty upforwhatever guy, super passionate about sports, music, and always willing to help anyone with college admissions with any questions they may have!
From: New York , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UMich, UCSD, GWU, Macaulay Honors, Baruch, Binghamton, JJay, Hunter
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese

Test Scores

2220
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

640 Words
Dave Winfield...Spike Owen... Lance McCullers...Junior Ortiz. No, I'm not rattling off lyrics to "We Didn't Start the Fire." I'm reading the names of the players on my first baseball cards from a sealed wax-pack of 1988 Topps. Naturally, as a young New Yorker, I create two piles of cards: Yankees and non-Yankees. Fast forward to two years later; I had been collecting baseball cards for awhile. Buying packs from the 80s and 90s, I had accumulated quite a large...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
10 Words
Tailored towards business schools, connecting to personal beliefs and goals

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
12 Words
Personal background of growing up in New York, relating it to knitting

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
6 Words
Overcoming asthma to run cross country

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
12 Words
Really strong UMich essay. Connected popular culture (Jim Harbaugh) and my aspirations.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
21 Words
Losing half the hearing in one of my ears, and how I've used the event to shape my outlook on life.

Additional Essay Details:
8 Words
Have a plethora to share. Message for deets

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
29 Words
Make sure you get your recommendations from people you...





Why I declined other schools
19 Words
Having a major you want is...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
12 Words
Hip vibe, great weather,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
7 Words
GET A...





How I chose schools to apply to
65 Words
Financially, if you can afford applying to schools (or you have fee waivers), apply to all the schools you can...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
56 Words
Why Us essays tend to be very generic, and many people reuse these. This is where you...